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Karl King Craig
August 8, 1937 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Karl King Craig, 86, of Lubbock, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2023, at Monterey Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. A family burial will precede the memorial service. Arrangements are under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton, Texas.
Karl was born on August 8, 1937 in Plainview, Texas to Vern and Ernestine Craig. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1955 and attended West Texas State College in Canyon, Texas. He married the love of his life, Bonnie Upton, on November 28, 1957 at the college chapel. In 1960, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He was a leader in the trucking industry for more than 30 years, including managing ICX Motor Freight. With a desire to teach, he went back to school and taught for more than 10 years preparing students for job placement in the Special Education Department at Roosevelt High School. Karl also volunteered with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and numerous church missions.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Laverne Craig, brother, Weldon Craig, granddaughter, Mandy Camp, and son-in-law, Craig Lovelady.
Karl is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Lubbock, Texas, daughters, Karla Mann (Scott) of Wolfforth, Texas, Shelly Newton (George) of Rogers, Arkansas, Ronda Langston (David) of Lubbock, Texas, son, Rance Craig (Dana) of China Spring, Texas, eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Roosevelt ISD Trade Vocational Program, 1406 CR 3300, Lubbock, Texas 79403 or Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79411.